Acadia Healthcare Direct Care Worker - Carina Group Home in Indianapolis, Indiana

Carina Group Home

Direct Care Staff

Position Summary:

The Direct Care Staff will provide direct supervision of residents. This includes positive interactions with residents and other staff. DCS are expected to provide timely and appropriate feedback to residents on behaviors. Individuals in this position are expected to provide de-escalation interventions by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DCS are also required to complete client documentation during their shifts.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children and adolescents with Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors preferred.

  • Experience working in a group home setting.

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Ability to work as a team player.

  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  • Ability to accept directions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to lift/restrain residents.

  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases

  • May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive residents.

  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.

  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Telephone

  • Copy machines.